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TechNN Archive: Friday, July 5, 2013
"Internet giants planning to wipe out child abuse images: Major companies, including Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Twitter, are in secret discussions to create a system that could banish child abuse images from the web." Telegraph 8:43 AM
"Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Have A Secret Plan For A Massive Database Of Every Illegal Child Porn Photo On The Web" Business Insider 8:55 AM
"Dell Stock Off on Deal Veto Worries" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:14 PM
"Dell Exploring Wearable Device Offering" DailyTech 1:30 PM
"Dell hints at smart watch" T3 8:52 AM
"Dell is thinking about making an iWatch competitor: From tin boxes to timepieces" The Inquirer 1:20 PM
"Dell Shares Fall as Founder Rules Out Higher Offer: Company Says PC Trends Carry 'Substantial Downside Risk'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:40 PM
"Dell shares fall as investors bet against higher buyout bid" Reuters 1:31 PM
"What Are Dell Institutional Investors Thinking?" Forbes 1:31 PM
"Dell eyes wearable computing move as PC business keeps slumping" The New Stateman 9:34 AM
"Dell eyeing wearable computing market" Canada 9:34 AM
"Dell is considering a move into the wearable computing and technology market." ihotdesk 9:33 AM
"Michael Dell, Silver Lake Said to Rule Out Raising Offer" Bloomberg 1:28 PM
"Carl Icahn's Valuations of Company Are 'Unrealistic,' Dell Says" AllThingsD 10:17 AM
"Michael Dell and Carl Icahn Showdown Not About Checkbooks" TheStreet 9:28 AM
"Dell Warns Shareholders About Rejecting Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10:19 AM
"Dealpolitik: Process Can't Shift Sentiment in Dell Deal" WSJ Blogs 9:34 AM
"As Dell Buyout Vote Approaches, Scenarios Emerge, and They're Not Pretty" AllThingsD 8:56 AM
"Dell Special Committee Files Supplemental Investor Material" Business Wire 9:29 AM
"Dell says supplemental materials filed to address ISS, shareholder questions" The Fly on the Wall 9:28 AM
"Dell Warns Shareholders About Rejecting Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:28 AM
"Dell: Windows 8 tablet adoption 'slow'" PC Pro [Free Registration Required] 9:32 AM
"Dell Reveals That Windows 8 'Had Not Done Well So Far'" Softpedia 9:31 AM
"Exclusive: IBM pulls pay from reps who bypass channel" CRN Channelweb 9:39 AM
"Smart Ideas for Smarter Cities: IBM Leads the Way" Justmeans 9:40 AM
"IBM announces Morocco Global Delivery Center, creates up to 400 New Technology Roles" PR Newswire 10:20 AM
"Bing-powered Windows 8.1 heralds a better, smarter Microsoft" Ars Technica 9:31 AM
"Microsoft offloads heap of critical fixes in 'ugly' Patch Tuesday: Sysadmins, take a deep breath..." The Register 8:43 AM
"Microsoft's Windows boss tipped to become head of Xbox: Doesn't know what she's getting herself into" The Inquirer 8:51 AM
"Oracle to appeals court: Google concedes away the entire case under established copyright principles" Foss Patents 3:39 PM
"Oracle Achieves #119 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Regeneron Pharmaceuticals" Forbes 1:23 PM
"Oracle Weekly Roundup: Leaders, Linkers, & Database 12c Likers" Forbes 9:21 AM
"Intel Rapid Start technology coming to Linux (unofficially)" Liliputing 9:37 AM
"Will Intel Win With The Expressway Manager?" Seeking Alpha 9:23 AM
"Cisco's Growth Should Continue With an Improving Economy" The Motley Fool 10:20 AM
"HTC profit down 83 percent from last year despite flagship launch" The Verge 5:18 PM
"PS Vita is now crushing Nintendo's Wii U" BGR 5:15 PM
"Bad kitty! 'Rookie mistake' in Cryptocat chat app makes cracking a snap" Ars Technica 4:53 PM
"4 Simple Ways To Completely Protect Your PC From Snoops And Nosey Family Members" Business Insider 8:56 AM
"Six Keys To Harnessing Big Data Without Being Overwhelmed" Business Insider 9:07 AM
"14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed" Mashable 9:07 AM
"14 Infamous Computer Virus Snippets That Trace a History of Havoc" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
"A 300,000 mile fuel cell for hydrogen vehicles?" TG Daily 9:24 AM
"4G coverage on Mount Everest: Mount Everest now has 4G coverage at 5,200 metres above sea level, thanks to Huawei and China Mobile." Telegraph 8:36 AM
"FINALLY! There Is Now 4G Mobile Coverage On The Summit Of Mount Everest" Business Insider 9:22 AM
"Huawei deploys high speed 4G on Mount Everest: Works with China Mobile for historic ascent" The Inquirer 8:54 AM
"Security firm finds Android 'master key'" T3 8:44 AM
"How augmented-reality ads could change everything" CNET News 8:46 AM
"Bill-splitting service BillPin now supports 40 currencies – including Bitcoin and beer" The Next Web 8:34 AM
"Bushnell voices support for second hand sales" T3 8:39 AM
"Canadian startup vows to out-fiber Google" The Verge 10:18 AM
"Droolworthy modern tech with retro design" [Slideshow] TechHive 8:40 AM
"Looks like Europe's getting on board with in flight Wi-Fi" GigaOM 10:20 AM
"Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads" The Verge 7:13 PM
"Google Glass Updates: A New App Store, Media Player and Lock Screen" Gizmodo 9:23 AM
"Google Glass update teardown reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app market" Engadget 8:48 AM
"Google Highlights Its 'Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection' – THAT'S APPS, NOT CLOTHES" Digital Trends 8:45 AM
"Google's Motorola Moto X to be revealed July 11th" T3 9:26 AM
"Graphene may give us cooler, longer-lasting computers" GigaOM 8:48 AM
"Hanslope Park: Home of Britain's 'real-life Q division'" The Register 8:37 AM
"Human gestures perplex Asimo, Honda museum robot guide" BBC 8:53 AM
"In London, the next wave of Bitcoin growth will be led by startups and innovation" GigaOM 8:37 AM
"Next hot trend: Mini smartphones" CNNMoney 8:54 AM
"The Raspberry Pi beat skeptics to become a hacker's staple" The Verge 1:24 PM
"A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great...." TG Daily 1:19 PM
"Your Next Smartphone Screen Will Be Able to Disinfect Itself" Gizmodo 10:19 AM
"Wake up, Google: Even Sony now has its own smartphone location service" VentureBeat 1:30 PM
"Sony beats Google to rolling out phone location service" The Verge 8:35 AM
"Sony unveils My Xperia phone-finder, fills Google service gap" TechHive 1:28 PM
"Technology Workers Are Young (Really Young)" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:19 PM
"Toshiba announces a 13MP smartphone and tablet camera sensor: Touts full resolution 30fps recording" The Inquirer 8:45 AM
"Top 10 Windows 8.1 features added by Microsoft" V3 8:52 AM
"Weekend Project! Install the Windows 8.1 preview" PCWorld 8:40 AM
"Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update splits Digital Spy readers" Digital Spy 9:31 AM
"Q&A: Adding Pictures to the Windows 8 Photos App" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:41 AM
"How To Create a Windows 8.1 Live Tile For Your Website" LAPTOP Magazine 1:21 PM
"Best Windows 8 apps this week" BetaNews 1:27 PM
"Microsoft Word – 4 useful tools you might not know about" Training Zone 9:32 AM
"Microsoft Launches Maori Software Versions" WSJ Blogs 9:27 AM
"Microsoft adds PDF reading support to Word Web App" Neowin 9:31 AM
"Microsoft's cloud leaves manual transmission behind: Get to grips with autodeploy" The Register 8:55 AM
"5 reasons the Xbox One will dominate" Fortune 8:54 AM
"5 reasons the Playstation 4 will crush the competition" Fortune 8:55 AM
"Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) to Offer Gaming Promotions in this Country" Insider Monkey 9:38 AM
"Microsoft announces Xbox Live public beta featuring local currency payments" TechHive 1:32 PM
"Sign Up For 2013 Xbox LIVE Update Public Beta Right Now!" Redmond Pie 1:22 PM
"Microsoft Beta Registration Begins for Xbox 360 Update" Complex Gaming 9:38 AM
"Microsoft opens up Xbox 360 update beta" BetaNews 9:24 AM
"Microsoft opens public beta for next Xbox 360 dashboard update, kills Points system" The Verge 8:41 AM
"Public beta registration now open for the Xbox 360's 2013 Live update" Engadget 8:43 AM
"Xbox Live Public Beta for new Xbox 360 dashboard and Points replacement opens" SlashGear 8:42 AM
"The Xbox could have been named 11-X, original WEP and DirectX Box codenames revealed" The Verge 9:25 AM
"Venezuela says it will shelter Snowden" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 9:59 PM
"Venezuela and Nicaragua make offers of asylum to Snowden" Ars Technica 9:11 PM
"Where the Wild Lawyers Are: knocking sequels off Kickstarter" Ars Technica 5:04 PM
"Governments to target tech giants' tax avoidance: draft" Reuters 3:35 PM
"9.2 million turn out for anti-NSA PRISM protests: Internet Defense League in full effect" The Inquirer 8:37 AM
"EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects" Engadget 10:18 AM
"EU agrees on talks with US to begin Monday: European Union officials on Friday said they will discuss 'data protection and privacy rights' in parallel with trade talks with the United States next week." Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 3:58 PM
"Bugged by US spying, EU may sever ties with American internet providers" RT 9:07 AM
"Anti-NSA Surveillance Protests Gain Traction on Independence Day" AllThingsD 1:26 PM
"PRISM: Almost 10 million back anti-spying protests led by Internet Defence League" V3 1:22 PM
"PRISM: EU warns of serious consequences for cloud computing vendors in the wake of spy scandal" V3 8:39 AM
"European PRISM anger gains momentum with fresh cloud warnings and data threats" GigaOM 8:39 AM
"European Parliament votes for tougher computer crime penalties" Electronista 1:29 PM
"EU Approves Tougher Sentences for Cyber Crime" PC Magazine 1:24 PM
"European Commission sets five year minimum term for botnet operators: Tries to coordinate Europe wide efforts" The Inquirer 8:49 AM
"EU approves stricter laws for punishing cyber crooks and botnet creators" V3 8:46 AM
"EU crackdown will see tougher sentences for stupid cyber-badhats: The ones foolish enough to work from within Brussels' jurisdiction" The Register 10:20 AM
"EU toughens penalties for internet-based crimes" Engadget 8:34 AM
"NAO attacks ministers in row over rural broadband" Telegraph 8:31 AM
"Edward Snowden Trained as an 'Ethical Hacker'" Mashable 1:30 PM
"Snowden's Icelandic citizenship request stuck until September" PCWorld 1:21 PM
"Google Again Comes Under Fire For Advertising Illegal Prescription Drugs" BGR 1:27 PM
"UK data cops to Google: You've got three months to sort out privacy/Or face the POSSIBILITY we might actually do something. Ha!" The Register 8:35 AM
"UK watchdog warns of rural broadband delay, blames BT monopoly" Engadget 9:25 AM
"UK broadband project running two years late, auditors chide" Crave @ CNET 8:43 AM
"UK rural broadband rollout criticised by auditors" BBC 8:37 AM
"Ministry Of Defence Joins UK Cyber Security War" Sky News 8:45 AM
"MoD and tech, arms giants start super-duper cyber fight club: State of white cat and volcano procurement as yet unknown" The Register 9:25 AM
"MoD reveals cyber defence plans including alliances with industry giants to combat hacker threats" V3 8:40 AM
"UK teams with defense and telecom companies on cyber security" Reuters 8:32 AM
"Cyber Experts Unite To Halt 'Gunpowder Moment'" Sky News 8:48 AM
"UK Government launches defence cyber security group with BT and HP: Defence contracts group together for safety" The Inquirer 9:35 AM
"U.K. creates major cyber security partnership with 9 defense and tech companies" VentureBeat 1:21 PM
"Government Asks Health IT Industry To Police Itself On Patient Safety" Forbes 1:28 PM
"Pachter asks 'Why would anyone buy a Wii U?': Nintendo is 'in a world of trouble'" Destructoid 5:15 PM
"The Price of Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:36 PM
"Six Keys To Harnessing Big Data Without Being Overwhelmed" Business Insider 8:52 AM
"Top 10 bad robots: From Proteus IV to the Spider-bot/If in doubt, do not recharge" The Inquirer 8:47 AM
"You Aren't Using These 10 Simple Security Settings" Mashable 8:48 AM
"How To Stop At&T From Selling Your Private Data To Advertisers" BGR 10:18 AM
"Your brain under surveillance, and more" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
"Buy a flash kit maker now, Seagate... good ones will be gone soon: We've narrowed it down to the two best candidates" The Register 8:41 AM
"Fueling the Wanderlust: A Look at Travel Blogs on WordPress.com" Wordpress 1:23 PM
"I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'/Plus: You don't sweat much for a fat guy, Mr Dotcom" The Register 8:35 AM
"Rdio Bridges the Gap Between the Record Collection and the Cloud: It's taken me years, but I've finally acknowledged that there is no longer any reason to own music. But I still want to collect it." Techland 8:50 AM
"How Social Media Is Being Used To Amplify TV Advertising" Business Insider 1:23 PM
"Hoku Files for Chapter 7 With Unfinished Polysilicon Plant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:46 PM
"FCC approves Softbank's $21.6B acquisition of Sprint: With US government approval secured, Softbank could own Sprint later this month" Computerworld 7:59 PM
"Who will buy Hulu? At least one contender drops out: Speculation about who will purchase the online video service continues to run rampant, but sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that it's down to three bidders." CNET News 6:54 PM
"Nokia downgraded following NSN buyout" BGR 6:26 PM
"Meet Consano, The Crowdfunding Platform That Wants To Help Cure Cancer [TCTV] TechCrunch 4:53 PM
"Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox resumes US dollar withdrawals after hiatus" Electronista 8:56 AM
"Bitcoin ETF Is A Way To Corner The Bitcoin Market And Create A Bubble" Seeking Alpha 8:47 AM
"Google's Decision To Pay $12.5 Billion For Motorola Looks Even Worse This Morning" Business Insider 9:26 AM
"Hercules Technology: Will It Continue To Surprise?" Seeking Alpha 1:31 PM
"Yahoo May Have Acquired A Lawsuit Along With The Startup It Just Paid $50 Million For" Business Insider 8:52 AM
"New Yahoo acquisition Qwiki is being sued by Chaotic Moon over payment for developing iOS app" The Next Web 8:33 AM
"Yahoo Acquires Xobni App" Zacks 1:20 PM
"Tech Stocks: Dell shares crumble; tech stocks keep gains/CEO Michael Dell, Silver Lake will not raise buyout bid, report says" MarketWatch 1:35 PM
"Stocks end higher on strong jobs report" CNNMoney 4:00 PM
"Stocks Shake Off Fed Jitters, Surge on Jobs Growth" TheStreet 4:00 PM
"Oil Settles at Highest Level Since May 2012" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
"Stocks Push Higher; Treasury Yields Jump: Strong Jobs Data Boosts Talk of a Fed Pullback" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
"Asia Markets: Asia stocks stride higher on Europe cues" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
"Europe Markets: DAX a laggard as Europe's big week nears a finish" MarketWatch 9:44 AM
"Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:37 PM
"Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 1:37 PM
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"Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
"Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
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"Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
"Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
"Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
"What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
"U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
"Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
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"Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
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"AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
"WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
"Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
"Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
"PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
"HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
"Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
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